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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Uncertain
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Penalties for the violation of any packaging and labeling provisions of the law include imprisonment for a term of one to three years, and a fine of 10,000,000 to 100,000,000 FCFA. Additionally, a court may order the closing of an establishment, revocation of license or permits, and/or seizure and destruction of materials that are not in compliance with the regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of penalties. The law could be strengthened by designating a government body responsible for enforcement and by specifying that manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers bear legal responsibility for compliance.

Law Source, Section

Importer

Uncertain
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Penalties for the violation of any packaging and labeling provisions of the law include imprisonment for a term of one to three years, and a fine of 10,000,000 to 100,000,000 FCFA. Additionally, a court may order the closing of an establishment, revocation of license or permits, and/or seizure and destruction of materials that are not in compliance with the regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of penalties. The law could be strengthened by designating a government body responsible for enforcement and by specifying that manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers bear legal responsibility for compliance.

Law Source, Section

Wholesaler

Uncertain
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Penalties for the violation of any packaging and labeling provisions of the law include imprisonment for a term of one to three years, and a fine of 10,000,000 to 100,000,000 FCFA. Additionally, a court may order the closing of an establishment, revocation of license or permits, and/or seizure and destruction of materials that are not in compliance with the regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of penalties. The law could be strengthened by designating a government body responsible for enforcement and by specifying that manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers bear legal responsibility for compliance.

Law Source, Section

Retailer

Uncertain
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Penalties for the violation of any packaging and labeling provisions of the law include imprisonment for a term of one to three years, and a fine of 10,000,000 to 100,000,000 FCFA. Additionally, a court may order the closing of an establishment, revocation of license or permits, and/or seizure and destruction of materials that are not in compliance with the regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of penalties. The law could be strengthened by designating a government body responsible for enforcement and by specifying that manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers bear legal responsibility for compliance.

Law Source, Section